Ladder structures in lithium amide chemistry: syntheses, solid-state, and solution structures of donor-deficient lithium pyrrolidide complexes, [cyclic] {[H2C(CH2)3NLi]3.cntdot.PMDETA}2 and [cyclic] {[H2C(CH2)3NLi]2.cntdot.TMEDA}2, and ab initio MO calculations probing ring vs ladder vs stack structural preferences

D R ARMSTRONG, D BARR, W CLEGG, S M HODGSON, Robert Mulvey, D REED, R SNAITH, D S WRIGHT

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Abstract

Describes ladder structures in lithium amide chemistry: syntheses, solid-state, and solution structures of donor-deficient lithium pyrrolidide complexes, [cyclic] {[H2C(CH2)3NLi]3.cntdot.PMDETA}2 and [cyclic] {[H2C(CH2)3NLi]2.cntdot.TMEDA}2, and ab initio MO calculations probing ring vs ladder vs stack structural preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4719-4727
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume111
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 1989

Keywords

  • ladder structures
  • lithium amide chemistry
  • pyrrolidide complexes

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